Twelve Things a Day

Our latest storm reminded me of a woman in labor,

her cloud uterus contracting in a windy blizzard of delivery.

The baby?

Snow. Inches and inches and inches of it, covering our landscape with a blissful reduction of competing details.

A pure newness. A beautiful, calming simplicity.

Unlike my cupboards and drawers.

The contrast between them and the pristine view

outside my windows

nearly sent me into a flurry of my own.

But since I don’t have time for Kon-Mari contractions,

I decided to pitch twelve things a day.

Pass items on. Or throw them away.

It’s working.

The storm’s passed in a couple of drawers already.


Now, a few snow pics for you, posted earlier this week:

How not to start a year. 😆.

“Walk in wisdom . . .making the best use of the time.”

—Colossians 4:5


How to wear a snowfall. ❄️


🎶 “Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. . . ” 🎶


Happy New Year, friends! So glad you’re here.

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.


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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

2 thoughts on “Twelve Things a Day

  1. I eagerly look forward to your posts. They always inspire; today I love the connection of a blizzard in drawers. I hope you don’t stop blogging and taking photos with you insightful captions. Thank you.

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